Joan  Pagès Valls

Joan Pagès Valls

Artistic Teacher of Conducting, Artistic Director of the Music High School Schloss Belvedere, Conductor of the Orchestra of the Music High School Schloss Belvedere

Subject/Instrument: Orchestral Conducting

Music High School Schloss Belvedere

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  • 1973, born in Lleida (Spain); studies of piano, cello, and chamber music, completed with distinction
  • 1995, programme of further studies in cello with Prof. Marcio Cameiro and Tilmann Wick at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold
  • 1999–2003, studies of conducting with Prof. Nicolas Pasquet at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • immediately followed by an engagement as principal repetiteur and deputy choir master at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, until 2006
  • August 2006, second place at the international opera conducting competition 'Luigi Mancinelli' at Orvieto (Italy)
  • broad knowledge of regional differences in historical performance practices, as well as an expertise in conducting premiere performance of contemporary works and film music
  • successful premiere performances of two children's operas, premiere performance of the chamber orchestra arrangement of Metropolis (Fritz Lang), direction of the innovative chamber orchestra 'Ensemble Iberoamericano' ('a fascinating cosmopolitan project'—Klassik)
  • has conducted concerts with the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Jenaer Philharmonie, and has undertaken concert tours to Mariánské Lázně (Czech Republic) and Pécs (Hungary)
  • Europe-wide concerts as a pianist, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Hungary
  • renowned as a member of numerous chamber music ensembles and as accompanist (piano) of acclaimed singers
  • direction of H. W. Henze's opera 'Pollicino' at the DNT Weimar
  • since 2009, direction of the orchestra at the centre for highly talented children at the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere
  • since September 2017 Artistic Director Music High School Schloss Belvedere

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